Constantin Xenakis – Greece And Writing Codes
WHAT: The multifaceted visual idiom of Constantin Xenakis, who recently passed away, is inspired by signs and symbols that span the spectrum from the ancient worlds of Egypt and Greece to contemporary reality: urban structures, computer systems, the chaotic internet. He charts and codifies, combines elements from past and present, documents and denounces the impasses of communication, the lack of understanding, the contemporary world’s failure to connect. The emblematic work in the series at the Museum is a map of Greece, a chart of the sea—”la mer grecque”. As always in the mapping works of Xenakis, the objective documentation is chaotically mingled with symbols-references that are personal or cultural in a broader sense. The charted Aegean Sea is presented as a “mosaic of shipwrecks”; a Greek sea that acts as both an intercultural cradle and a hub of Greek tragedy. It must be remembered that the Aegean is the predominant marine point of reference throughout Greek history, political and cultural alike, and hence a timeless element of Greek and Greek-born identity.
WHEN: Until October 4
WHERE: Archaeological Museum of Poros, Koryzi Square, 18020, Poros, Tel: +30 697.998.9684, citronne.com